Wife of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, and her two daughters, negative for coronavirus

11 July 2020, 7:26 PM
Michelle Bolsonaro, the wife of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who is sick with the new coronavirus, said on Saturday that she and her two daughters had tested negative for the virus.
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US warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China 11 July 2020, 6:37 PM

The US State Department warned American citizens on Saturday to “exercise increased caution” in China due to heightened risk of arbitrary law enforcement including detention and a ban from exiting the country.

Bosnians mark 25-years since Srebrenica genocide that shocked the world 11 July 2020, 5:10 PM

Bosnians commemorated on Saturday the massacre of about 8 000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, marking the 25th anniversary of killings that shocked the world and have stood out as Europe’s only atrocity since World War Two constituting genocide.

Trump commutes longtime adviser Roger Stone’s prison sentence 11 July 2020, 11:22 AM

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone on Friday, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Among those under age 65, COVID-19 takes greater toll on nonwhite Americans – CDC 11 July 2020, 5:35 AM

Coronavirus deaths among Americans ages 65 and younger are more common among nonwhites than among whites, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in a publication released on Friday.

Australia’s Victoria state records another day of high coronavirus infections 11 July 2020, 4:44 AM

Australia's second most-populous state on Saturday reported one of its highest daily increases in new coronavirus infections and warned the numbers would get worse before they got better as it began its first weekend under a six-week lockdown.

Amazon.com bans, then un-bans TikTok app from employee mobile devices 11 July 2020, 4:25 AM

In the span of a few hours on Friday, Amazon.com Inc banned and then unbanned the TikTok video sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake.

China reports two new coronavirus cases in mainland 11 July 2020, 4:00 AM

 China reported two new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 10, compared with four cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Saturday.

Johnson says England may need stricter face mask rules 11 July 2020, 3:16 AM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said tighter rules on wearing face coverings may be needed to stop a resurgence in COVID-19 infections, and that he would like to see them worn more frequently in shops in England.

Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne 11 July 2020, 2:44 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a clash among medical experts over disease transmission that stretches back nearly a century - to the very origins of germ theory.

Trump rally in New Hampshire postponed, White House cites tropical storm 11 July 2020, 2:12 AM

A campaign rally for President Donald Trump set for Saturday in New Hampshire has been postponed by a “week or two” because of a tropical storm off the East Coast, White House spokesperson  Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Friday.

Six US states see record surges in COVID-19 cases, Florida becomes epicentre 11 July 2020, 1:18 AM

Six US states suffered record spikes in new COVID-19 cases on Friday and Florida, an epicentre of the pandemic, saw infections rise sharply for the second day in a row as the Walt Disney Co. stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in Orlando.

US election officials warn of November chaos due to budget crunch 10 July 2020, 4:44 PM

A Michigan town wants machines to speed up counting of absentee ballots.

Australia considers slowing return of citizens amid virus spike 10 July 2020, 4:57 AM

Australia’s national cabinet met on Friday to discuss slowing the number of citizens allowed to return to the country from overseas, as authorities grapple with a COVID-19 outbreak in the country’s second most populous state.

Singaporeans begin voting with masks and gloves under COVID-19 cloud 10 July 2020, 3:07 AM

Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves began casting their ballot on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state’s economy towards its deepest recession and has made concerns over jobs the focus of the election.

US coronavirus cases rise by over 55 000 for third day in a row 10 July 2020, 2:50 AM

The United States reported more than 56 300 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the third day in a row infections have risen by at least 55 000, according to a Reuters tally.

Bolivia’s President Anez has tested positive for coronavirus 10 July 2020, 1:42 AM

Bolivia's President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

WHO promises ‘honest evaluation’ of how world handled COVID-19 10 July 2020, 1:08 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments.

Coronavirus records in Florida, Texas and California erode hopes of economic revival 10 July 2020, 12:20 AM

Record-breaking rises in coronavirus cases and deaths in several US states are dimming hopes of a quick economic recovery as data shows shoppers staying out of stores in areas where cases are rising the most.

Court allows prosecutor access to Trump’s financial records 9 July 2020, 10:00 PM

 The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a New York Prosecutor can have access to President Donald Trump’s financial records as part of a grand jury criminal investigation, pouring cold water on assertions that the President enjoyed absolute immunity while in office. 

Liberia’s Sirleaf to co-lead panel to evaluate global COVID-19 response 9 July 2020, 6:06 PM

The World Health Organisation ( WHO) has announced the initiation of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark will co-chair the panel.

Mexico posts new case record to overtake Spain; official says virus ‘slowing’ 9 July 2020, 4:29 AM

Mexico on Wednesday posted afresh record for new coronavirus cases reported on a single day,with 6,995 infections, overtaking Spain to register the world'seighth highest case count, according to a Reuters tally.

US coronavirus cases rise by over 60 000, setting single-day record 9 July 2020, 4:09 AM

The United States reported more than 60 000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the biggest increase ever reported by a country in a single day, according to a Reuters tally.

New US CDC school reopening guidelines promised after Trump complains 9 July 2020, 3:04 AM

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to issue new guidelines for reopening schools, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump criticised the agency’s recommendations as too expensive and impractical.

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 12 million 9 July 2020, 1:49 AM

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 12 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as evidence mounts of the airborne spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.

Millions of Australians back in lockdown amid Melbourne virus outbreak 8 July 2020, 9:46 PM

Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne, went back into lockdown at midnight on Wednesday, forcing five million Australians to stay home for all but essential business for the next six weeks to contain a flare-up of coronavirus cases.

New Jersey to make face masks mandatory outdoors as US outbreak widens 8 July 2020, 9:37 PM

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said on Wednesday he would sign an executive order requiring people to wear face coverings outdoors to prevent a resurgence of the novel coronavirus whenever social distancing is not possible.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro, sick with coronavirus, says he is ‘doing very well’ 8 July 2020, 8:06 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he was “doing very well” after contracting the coronavirus, and credited an unproven drug for his mild symptoms.

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Germany’s Merkel says EU must prepare for no-deal Brexit 8 July 2020, 2:43 PM

Germany will continue to push to seal a new partnership agreement with Britain by the end of the year but the European Union should prepare for an abrupt split of ties from 2021, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

UK has two vaccines in human trials 8 July 2020, 10:16 AM

The UK has two vaccines in human trials. One being developed by London's Imperial College is at an early stage -- in Phase 1 -- with a small group of people involved.

China reports seven new coronavirus cases for July 7, down from prior day 8 July 2020, 3:38 AM

China on Wednesday reported seven new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 7, compared with eight cases a day earlier, the health authority said.